Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): DFC Team Week 2016 - Thursday

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Perry Gaffoor, Young Member

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Perry Gaffoor
Name: Perry Gaffoor
City: Plymouth
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 56 points
Membership: Young Member
Sport: Football/Soccer
Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Arrival: Rondo

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Arrival: Rondo (5 mins)

For 10-12 Players

12x12 Grid if there are 4 players outside (left). Set up two grids side by side. You can have 6 players in this size grid. 4 players outside, a defender in the middle trying to win the ball and also an attacker who can help keep possession by being a passing option in the middle of the grid. With great success, change the attacker in the middle to another defender.

For 18-20 Players

16x16 Grid if there are 8 players outside (right). Set up two grids side by side. You can have 10 players in this size grid. 8 players outside, a defender in the middle trying to win the ball and also an attack who can help keep possession by being a passing option in the middle of the grid. High success is likely, you can change the middle attacker to a second defender.

Depending on the skill level of the players, we should try to play 3 touches maximum but preferrably 2 touches. Rotate the 'Monkey in the Middle' every 30 seconds.

Coach

Adopt a good position where you can clearly see both grids.

It is better to start the grids too big and achieve success.

Have a supply of balls ready to roll-in when a ball goes out of the grid.

You can give technical feedback to individuals as the drill is running.

If you need to stop the game, stop both games and address everyone from a good position.

Key Points

Pass with the inside of the foot

Receive with inside of the farthest foot

Shuffle along the lines as the ball travels

Provide small passing angles (get close to the the person in possession)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Warm-Up: Cat and Mouse

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Warm-Up: Cat and Mouse (5 mins)

Description

Pair the players up. Everyone has a ball. In each pair there will be number 1's and number 2's. The 1's will start off as the Mouse. The Cats have to stay as close to their own Mouse as possible as the Mice attempt to evade them. On coach's command, the roles are reversed.

Coaching Points

Head up

Close control

Many changes of direction (and speed)


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Activity 1: Dribbling Box

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Activity 1: Dribbling Box (10 mins)

Description

Challenge players to dribble with their heads up. Take a touch, take a step. Have 3 x 1 minute bursts, trying to achieve 100 touches in that time. The feet move fast, the ball doesn't.

Players dribble until coach calls turn, make sure that they are able to perform a move to turn 45 degree (scissor), 90 degrees (Schweinsteiger), 180 degrees (Cryuff) and 360 degrees (Maradonna).


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Activity 2: Chelsea 1v1's

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Activity 2: Chelsea 1v1's (10 mins)

Description

Set up 2 cones 5 yards apart (4 times). Players must face eachother, in pairs, and are not allowed to step onto the other side of the cone line. Only movement along their side of the cones is allowed. Red starts with the ball, they must use moves and turns to get away from the defender. A point is awarded is Red can dribble and touch one of the two cones without Blue being able to touch them. Switch roles.

Coaching Points

Confidence in ability

Change speed and direction frequently

Use body language to deceive opponent


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Activity 3: Progressive +1

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Activity 3: Progressive +1 (15 mins)

Description

The game starts with Player A dribbling out to attack Player B in a 1v1. Whichever player shoots, the other team gains a player who enters with a ball creating a 2v1. This carries on up to 3v3 or 4v4 depending on number of players and field size. Everyone except for the first defender should have a ball.

Coaching Points

- Positive first touch

- Speed of Attack

- Speed of Transition

- Supporting movement


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